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A London Hotel Combining French Flair and British Tradition

British and French cultures are perhaps not the easiest to mix together.
But at the Sofitel St James in central London, the French management have blended the two in an unlikely yet successful Anglo-French fusion of British tradition and French contemporary style.
Currently placed in the top 5 out of over a thousand London hotels on TripAdvisor, the Sofitel St James is one of the capital's foremost luxury hotels.
The hotel's owner, the globally successful Accor chain, usually tends to operate in the budget end of the market.
But at the Sofitel St James they have clearly pulled out all the stops to provide a luxury accommodation experience to die for.
Situated in the former headquarters of a bank, the hotel is in a listed building.
But that hasn't prevented the French owners from introducing their own brand of Gallic flair and passion to the hotel.
With everything you'd expect from an ultra-modern luxury hotel, including a top-notch fitness spa, the Sofitel St James provides a pleasing blend of luxury ambience and pragmatic functionality.
Ideal for sightseeing and shopping, the hotel is within easy walking distance of popular tourist destinations like Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square.
The shops of Regent Street are also just a stone's throw away, as is the vibrant Piccadilly Circus nightlife.
Independent reviews from guests on TripAdvisor sing the Sofitel St James' praises.
They comment particularly on the staff and the high quality, truly luxurious surroundings.
The hotel's rooms - which London Hotels Insight has personally inspected - are spacious, clean and superbly well appointed.
The hotel's French theme is also a hit, with its high-class Brassiere Roux serving traditional French cuisine on the ground floor and pictures of Paris displayed throughout the hotel.

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